Projects and Research

Snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra)


One of the projects we are working on at the moment are mussel propagation for the Snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra) and Rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica). These mussels became listed do to over harvesting and poor water quality. Now that habitats have been reestablished and they are no longer being harvested increasing their population is the main focus. To accomplish this, facilities like Norfork NFH have been propagating them in controlled and protected environments until they are out of their more vulnerable juvenile stages.